Serial killer William Heirens scrawled this message on the wall in lipstick after stabbing a woman to death in 1945. It earned him the nickname “The Lipstick Killer.”
On the morning of December 11, 1945, Frances Brown was discovered slumped over her bathtub.
She had been shot in the head, and a butcher’s knife had been driven sideways so far through her neck that it entered one side and protruded from the other.
Her body had been stripped naked and rinsed of blood, and her head was wrapped in either a housecoat, pajamas, or towels (depending on the source).
On the living room wall, written in lipstick, read the message: “For heavens sake catch me before I kill more I cannot control myself.”